We all long for our lives to have meaning and purpose, yet we live in a segmented way — our faith is separate from our work, home is separate from church, and more. As whole persons, this is not the way God designed us to live. Instead, our lives should exhibit coherence in all areas as we seek to flourish in our personal lives, within our communities, and churches.
Whatever You Do: Six Foundations for an Integrated Life explores how we can pursue a more integrated faith and life through six important theological areas that provide a scaffolding to help us live meaningful lives, which is a fundamental human longing. As humans, we long for truth and understanding of the world around us. Scripture provides us with a foundation for how to “live, move, and have our being,” as Paul writes in Acts, which leads to our own flourishing, the good of our neighbors, and the glory of God.
While the six theological foundations are not exhaustive, they cover a wide range of biblical themes that are essential for a Christian worldview. These foundations include the Bible’s Big Story, God’s Mission, Personal Wholeness, The Goodness of Work, Economic Wisdom, and the Local Church. These six authors examine how the themes of Scripture influence and shape every area of our lives, including our work.